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  Wicked at Ford Oriental Theatre


Ford Oriental Theatre
24 W. Randolph Chicago

Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two unlikely friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most spellbinding new musical in years.

Thru - Jan 25, 2009

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Price: $30-$125

Show Type: Musical

Running Time: 2hrs 45mins; one intermission

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  Wicked Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"... The recent minor improvements in Chicago's most prominent theatrical attraction won't suddenly seduce those who have always resisted the charms of this savvy, self-aware pop musical. But when you add the pleasures of Barbara Robertson -- the fifth, and the best, Madam Morrible I've seen -- to some spruced-up production values, this surely becomes a very good time to see Wicked."
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Chris Jones

Chicago Sun Times - Recommended

"...A delightfully wicked prequel to "Oz." The show re-creates for the stage Gregory Maguire's witty retelling of "The Wizard of Oz" - the secret lives of the two women with magical powers who had the most influence on Dorothy's famous adventure. This is a show full of surprises and startling visual effects."

Hedy Weiss

Daily Herald - Recommended

"...This is a show full of surprises and startling visual effects."

Jack Helbig

Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...This smart, tuneful musical, inspired by The Wizard of Oz and based on Gregory Maguire's novel, offers a revisionist account of how a green-skinned teen misfit and her perky blond schoolmate are transformed into the witches of Oz. Writers Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holtzman emphasize simple but resonant themes: self-esteem, sibling rivalry, tolerance, and the importance of standing up against injustice."

Albert Williams

Chicago Stage Standard - Highly Recommended

"...You'll be hard pressed to see your entertainment dollar better spent on a Chicago stage. The lavish sets, costumes and special effects are truly spectacular and enhance an already rich and enchanting source subject."

Joe Stead

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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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